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2023 Audi Q8

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Overview we all know someone a little cooler and in the case of the three row audi q7 suv it’s the q8 the more stylish turo fraternal twin that shares the same underpinnings the q8’s proportions are wider shorter and lower but the dramatic design sacrifices back seat headroom passenger capacity and cargo area to the q7 as the q8 is only offered as a five-seater

With two rows power comes from a turbocharged 335 horsepower v6 engine with an 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive the same powertrain as in the q7’s upper trim levels the 500 horsepower sq8 and even crazier 591 horsepower rsq8 are reviewed separately the joy experienced while driving the q8 is a benefit of sharing platforms with the bentley bentega and porsche

Cayenne suvs the q8’s chassis balance is crisp reassuring handing with a supple ride even if it’s not as athletic as other suv coupes like the bmw x6 or mercedes-benz gle coupe it’s still enjoyable to drive and certainly less strange looking it’s also a cheaper alternative to the a8 full-size luxury sedan by more than fifteen thousand dollars what’s new for 2023

The 2023 audi q8 receives additional standard equipment such as matrix led headlights headlight washers as well as illumination animation on approach or departure meaning the exterior lighting elements do a happy dance for you the q8 premium’s convenience package now includes adaptive cruise control with lane keep assist the executive package for q8 premium plus

Adds dual pane glass to help quiet the cabin new interior packages add leatherette to the dashboard for premium models as well as to the armrests and center console to the premium plus trim audi’s remote park assist is now standard on prestige models new colors are replacing last year’s palette with waitomo blue metallic taking the place of galaxy blue metallic

Tamarind brown metallic bumping barrel brown metallic out and satellite silver metallic substituting for flora silver metallic engine transmission and performance audi provides every q8 with a turbocharged 3.0 liter v6 that makes 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque it pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive a 48 volt hybrid

Assist system aids stop star operation which was smooth and quiet during our experience while the audi had plenty of passing power on the highway it felt hesitant around town unless we crushed the gas pedal the transmission had mostly dutiful reactions but it in the engine best cooperated in dynamic mode which provokes snappier responses we only wish the engine

And exhaust made gutsier sounds while it swiftly changes directions and obediently hustles around corners it’s less engaging than audi sedans such as the sleek s7 the q8 steering has light effort and linear feedback which was relaxing on long trips but boring on switchback roads our test vehicle had the optional air suspension and wore 22-inch wheels 21 inchers

Are standard these large rollers were mostly quiet even on lumpy surfaces with adjustable ride height and four-wheel steering included with the adaptive chassis package our q8 was agilent tight spaces and capable of tackling choppy terrain its brake pedal was easy to modulate at highway speed but suffered from inconsistent reactions and traffic still it hauled

The hefty crossover from 70 miles per hour to zero in a competitive 170 feet during our emergency braking test interior comfort and cargo in typical fashion audi is crafted a sophisticated and sturdy environment inside the q8 the materials are premium and the panels are expertly aligned while the base model misses out on upscale features such as four zone climate

Control and a leather dashboard with contrast stitching in a standard heated front seats and a panoramic sunroof only the top of the line model offers massaging front seats upgraded leather surfaces and quieter dual pane glass our test vehicle had all that plus a head up display and customizable ambient interior lighting not only is the q8 visually impressive it

Has more than enough passenger space the driving position remains sporty despite its elevated height and two adults can leisurely stretch out in the back although the toro q8 has less cargo volume than the 30 q7 we managed to squeeze eight carry-on bags behind its back seat that number increased to 23 2 less than in the q7 with the split folding rear bench folded

Nearly flat our test vehicle had the optional air suspension which can lower the rear end to help with lifting luggage in and out inside the q8 has limited cubby storage its shallow center console bin and narrow door pockets left us with few spots to store small items infotainment and connectivity with a pair of vivid touch screens integrated into the dashboard

And center console every q8 boasts a cutting edge infotainment system instead of the intuitive rotary controller found on other audi models the displays respond to touch inputs with haptic feedback we quickly assimilate it to its logical menus and large icons but distractions were unavoidable thankfully receptive voice commands and handy steering wheel controls

Provide alternate operation standard features include a wi-fi hotspot an apple carplay and android auto wireless charging in two different bang and olufs and audio systems are optional we’re particularly fond of the standard digital gauge cluster called virtual cockpit with its configurable settings and superb navigation

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2023 Audi Q8 By Global Cars

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